Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video Picking camera positions and light, part of Corporate and Documentary Video Lighting.
- In the lobby I quickly established two shooting positions.…For the first shot I used the same LED lights…I used for our interview and added…one 1K Tungsten light on the bookshelf to add some drama.…I generally don't carry a 1K Tungsten light with me,…but as I knew I would be shooting…a lobby and a facade, I rented it just in case.…As I was out of lights I grabbed my cellphone,…turned the flash on and hid it in the…hole of a coffee table using a piece of tape.…
And this added a bit more depth.…Since the interview was very short and static…I used the slider to add a bit of movement…to an otherwise completely static shot.…This is a lighting course.…And while we don't cover composition…or camera movement in this lesson,…these elements usually go hand in hand.…I actually have courses that cover these topics…available on lynda.com, so please check them out.…For the second shooting position I kept the same exact…lighting strategy and shot a number of variations.…
I kept the camera locked, I panned and used the slider.…
Each chapter begins with a strategy session, and includes tips for capitalizing on natural light, repositioning the camera, and getting the final shot. Eduardo closes the course with a wrap-up of the shoots and some final thoughts on shooting video for corporate clients.
- Choosing your location wisely
- Working with natural light
- Picking a camera position
- Lighting the scene